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How NYC Is Protecting Itself from the Terror Threat This Weekend [Terrorism]

Federal officials are currently investigating a potential car bomb plot that Al Qaeda has planned for this weekend, the anniversary of 9/11. The car bomb plot is "credible" but not confirmed and is supposed to target bridges and tunnels. More »


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Casey Chan

September 9th

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What the NYPD’s Impressive Counter Terrorism Unit Actually Does [911]

Reuters just published a photo essay of the NYPD's Counter Terrorism Unit. The unit is loaded with heavy weapons, Big Brother-esque technology and a determination to prevent something like 9/11 from happening again. More »


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Casey Chan

September 8th

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How the Greenest Skyscraper Ever Is Rising Out of the Rubble of the World Trade Center [Monster Machines]

On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center transformed from a pair of gleaming towers into a carcinogenic pile of smoldering rubble that's still killing people. Currently rising out of that rubble, though, is a skyscraper with the most environmentally advanced technologies ever attempted at the scale. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

September 8th

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Behind the Scenes at Ground Zero [Video]

On September 6th, Gizmodo went behind the cordon to tour the progress of the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial. From the first floor to the 71st, see how these incredible structures are taking shape—from the inside. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

September 7th

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The Amazingly Touching Way the 9/11 Memorial Arranged the Names of the Victims Who Died [Video]

The 9/11 Memorial is sure to be beautiful—a cascading waterfall in remembrance of that tragic day. It's also extremely thoughtful—instead of arranging the names in alphabetical order, the 9/11 Memorial will cluster people together who share bonds through friendship, work or incredible story. More »


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Casey Chan

September 7th

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How New York City Built a Massive $3.8 Billion Underground Transit Station in the WTC’s Footprints [Monster Machines]

The original World Trade Center PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) Station, opened in 1971, was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks when the WTC towers collapsed on top of it. Its replacement, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, is a mega-terminal on the scale of Grand Central Station—under the new WTC complex. More »


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Andrew Tarantola

September 7th

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